Getting Started Knitting
by Jennifer Worick
Don?t know the first thing about knitting? All it takes is a bit of moxie, yarn, a pair of needles?and Getting Started Knitting, of course!
Author Jennifer Worick takes readers through the process of knitting, from casting on to binding off a successful beginning project.
Getting Started Knitting is even more basic than other books, making no assumptions and taking great pains to avoid overwhelming knitting newbies with too much information too soon. Instead, the focus is on getting comfortable with the rhythm of the basic stitches.
This must-have resource includes all the basics in a warm girlfriend-to-girlfriend encouraging tone: casting on, knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, binding off, basic stitch patterns (rib, seed, stockinette, garter), and using straight, circular, and double-pointed needles.
With Getting Started Knitting, you?ll begin slowly?learning how to select yarn and needles, practicing knit and purl stitches?then step up to increasing, decreasing, and simple stitch patterns. You?ll learn the lingo, too: abbreviations, how to read a chart, and more. Soon, you?ll have made your first scarf . . . then a hat, a pair of leg warmers, a shawl, a poncho, and before you know it, you?ll be your own knitting guru!